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lizardsbabygirl 07-06-2009 05:37 PM

Goldfish with dropsy
I have searched and searched for dropsy in goldfish and can't seem to find anyones replies.
One of my goldies has dropsy, I'm assuming. It was in my 55 gallon, I moved it to a 10 gallon hospital tank right away. I have given him Maracyn Plus twiced as the container reads. The fish isn't seeming to do better. It is still eating and pooping. Can any one help?

Twistersmom 07-06-2009 06:28 PM

Can you get a picture?
Are the scales raised if you look from above?
Only twice have I successfully treated for dropsy and both times I used Maracyn. I believe Maracyn plus treats for the same things.
Since the fish is still eating, I would try feeding it some thawed skinned peas and continue with the Maracyn Plus.

What size tank? Also, have you tested the water? I would also recommend extra water changes while the fish is not well.
Hope it gets better for you!

Lupin 07-06-2009 06:44 PM

For dropsy with goldfish, treat with epsom salts. Do you have pics of the fish? Epsom salts can effectively help but I wouldn't expect too much success as dropsy is very difficult to treat.:sad:

lizardsbabygirl 07-14-2009 05:52 PM

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It was in a 50 gallon tank. I have put it into a 10 gallon tank. The parimeters are fine I have treated with the Maracyn Plus. He is getting worse. now he is laying on his side :(

Lupin 07-14-2009 06:44 PM

I'd get epsom salts if I were you. Maracyn will not do anything as this is an internal infection.

Zombie 07-15-2009 08:42 AM

I do hope your fish gets better. I lost a fish to dropsy yesterday.

Twistersmom 07-15-2009 09:22 AM

Like Lupin said, dropsy is not easy to treat.
Maybe try some Maracyn-Two along with the epson salt.
The salt will help the fish drain some of the fluids and hopefully buy you some more time for the meds to work.

vanillaprincess 07-15-2009 01:08 PM

Yea I've heard of people using maracyn in conjunction with maracyn 2. epsom would be last i guess.

lizardsbabygirl 07-23-2009 08:30 PM

My fish died. Who would have guessed? lol We had to burry it, he was too big to flush.

rgs1975 07-23-2009 08:46 PM

That sucks.

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